Global freshwater useA growing global population and economic shift towards more resource-intensive consumption patterns means global freshwater...

Global freshwater useA growing global population and economic shift towards more resource-intensive consumption patterns means global freshwater...Global freshwater use
A growing global population and economic shift towards more resource-intensive consumption patterns means global freshwater use — that is, freshwater withdrawals for agriculture, industry and municipal uses — has increased nearly six-fold since 1900. This is shown in the chart. Rates of global freshwater use increased sharply from the 1950s onwards, but since 2000 appears to be plateauing, or at least slowing.
SOURCE: OUR WORLD DATA https://ourworldindata.org/water-use-stress?fbclid=IwAR2EtYpOHN0m6DpxZJQoUaFbS7UgdNEoTmGjFwLZ3wGhDK7MQJUle8jeD3I